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9 finalists named for Marion Superior Court vacancies

A pool of 41 applicants to fill upcoming vacancies on the Marion Superior Court has been winnowed down to nine finalists, whose names will now go to the governor for his selection. All but one of the finalists is currently a Marion County judicial officer.

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Divided appeals panel upholds termination of dad’s parental rights

A father who disregarded court-mandated drug screens, left his child with a relative and refused to participate in services lost his termination of parental rights appeal Tuesday. One judge, however, would have reversed based on the facts of a case that began with the child’s removal due to mother’s drug use and what the dissenting judge saw as “an effort to punish Father.”

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Interviews set to seat 3 new Marion County judges

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee will begin conducting interviews late next month for three pending Marion Superior Court vacancies. More than three dozen lawyers and judges will be interviewed over the course of three days beginning Aug. 31.

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COA: K-9 sniff did not prolong traffic stop

A defendant was unable to convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that while the police were justified in pulling him over, they violated his constitutional rights by detaining him and conducting a dog sniff after the initial traffic stop had been completed.

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